Carnival Inspiration Cruise Reviews

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722 Carnival Inspiration Cruise Reviews
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behnama
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Me and my wife tried this 4-day cruise again after a while. Embarkation and disembarkation went pretty well. Cabin was nice, but lots of children noise from outside. Shower knobs are a little confusing. The service was good, main showroom ... Read more
avewads
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
This was our first cruise in 25 years. A lot has changed since then. Not a bad thing, but change none-the-less. The ship: Carnival Inspiration was a nice ship. It is 20 years old from what I have read. Very clean overall. The ... Read more
rdrakehhi
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We love, love, love Carnival! This was my 8th Carnival cruise since 1996. I have never had a Carnival experience I didn't really like! So far it is my brand. I have also cruised with Royal Caribbean on the Oasis twice. This ... Read more
CaliforniaCruisers8
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
First timer looking for a quick cruise experience. This is a nice short one. Ship was full for the Holidays with lots of families. The staff was professional and made the cruise run smoothly. It was just not the right time of year. ... Read more
LVNV Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because it sailed over Christmas. We wanted to take a Christmas vacation this year instead of spending it at home, and Carnival Inspiration filled the bill. We live in Las Vegas so a Long Beach, CA departure was as ... Read more
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glen8p
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
I chose Carnival for the price, finally receiving a special that allegedly included all the port, taxes, and any "air filter disposal fee" kind of bs nickel-and-dime hidden costs. For the most part, that was correct. THE ... Read more
lesters
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
240 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because the dates worked for us after 5 days at Disneyland. Our cruise family included myself, DH in one OV cabin and my DD and her BFF (both 13) in the OV cabin beside us. This was our 5th Carnival cruise, second ... Read more
borntotravelbrit
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We wanted a mother and daughter getaway and the hot tub she had bought me came either with a 2 night trip to Vegas or 4 night cruise on Carnival. So naturally we chose the Carnival cruise as we had cruised Carnival before. We had an ... Read more
brucesta
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Wow! What a fun cruise for the price. The perfect quick getaway to get you in the holiday spirit. My son just turned 6 months old so we wanted to start him young. He is the son of a son of a sailor. I had not been on Carnival since my ... Read more
tgilevich
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
We have sailed on Celebrity and Norwegian and they have been great or exceptional. I knew that a 4 day cruise to Catalina and Ensenada on the Inspiration was not likely to match those trips. I was right but give the cruise a ... Read more
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missria
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I picked this ship because I've been on The Imagination already and wanted to compare them. I like this one better because the entertainment was really good. Shows were great, the comedian, Jailyn, was hilarious, music was really good in ... Read more
kathyanna74
Member Since 2014
1 review
31 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My husband and I have taken several Carnival cruises in the past. This was probably our last one. We are in our late 50's, not travelling with children. We choose this cruise because it was close enough to drive to. I wish there were more ... Read more
agambrell1
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My wife and I picked this cruise because of the convenience and after much research the Inspiration was rated higher and we agree with that review. The Inspiration crew were very welcoming and most helpful. The food was great, so many ... Read more
thowe21
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Here's a quick rundown of our latest cruise over the weekend on the Inspiration: The Inspiration itself is considered an older ship, about 20 years old I believe, but they have modernized it. Food wise The pool buffet lines have ... Read more
R Petersen
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We took the 3-day trip from Long Beach to Ensenada. We had an awesome experience and the entire weekend was just one long party. We got to pre-board for the wedding making it very easy, then a beautiful wedding/reception that was followed ... Read more
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funat55
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
1,462 forum post
4 helpful votes
I just got back from a three day cruise on the Inspiration (Oct. 7-10). I’ve done this weekend cruise many times but I never get tired of it. The port is one hour from home, closer to drive to then Vegas, and really a bargain when ... Read more
BEFdoc
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
270 forum posts
18 helpful votes
My wife and I were looking at spending some "Quality" time with our grown grandsons; we decided to book this cruise in October. It fit the bill as pricing and timing were just what were looking for. Also, having explored the ... Read more
toddtravels
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We arrived early - around noon. The queue was already outside, but we only we were onboard the ship 61 minutes from the time we joined the queue, which is very good. Long Beach was in the midst of a heat wave, so the terminal was very ... Read more
ananddineshshah@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
First time cruising and LOVED it! Carnival Inspiration is a dream for those who reside in Los Angeles. The port of Long Beach is easy to get in and out. We did uber to and from our home. Next, the process of getting on board was long ... Read more
cruisingMax
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I are frequent Carnival cruisers. We decided to book the Carnival Inspiration 4 day voyage for Sept 19, 2016 as it was soon after my recent retirement and we were looking forward to having our 1st Guy's Burger (not yet ... Read more
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Chefaleslie
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The food was good, to very good. You need to know what you like to eat. The buffet was lacking at times and we thought that the food could have been left out longer but the MDR was good. Not all the food was perfect but it was all good. My ... Read more
stit60
Member Since 2008
1 review
14 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I chose this cruise as a gift for my hubby's 60th birthday. He loved it! While we enjoyed the cruise overall, there were a few flies in the ointment you might say. First oops was, they got our boarding pass pictures mixed up with someone ... Read more
BarbaraAnnSmith
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was only 4 days and I was looking forward to being in the sun and good food and relaxing. I've been on 4 different cruise ships over the last 15 years and had cruised on Carnival one time prior to this but it ... Read more
choxpress
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We need a place to hang out as our house is fumigated for 3 days and we decided to take a 5-day cruise. That was our 5th time to cruise (4 with Carnival, 1 with Royal Caribbean) I can say that this whole Carnival Inspiration cruise ... Read more
coopco
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
56 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We recently came back from a great 4-day cruise. Faster to the Fun (FTTF) is worth every cent -will never, ever go on a Carnival cruise again without it. Arrived at the terminal just before 11 and took about 5 minutes to check in. ... Read more
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